Quotes 3

God is not so stupid to create and preserve a language just so fallible people can mess up the message of the divine Logos.

 

 

If you’re just trying to market language as a subjective experience of interpretation to get others to buy into words as mere abstractions then just remember your communication may get lost in the translation. #selfrefuting

 

 

We are so skeptical that often we are looking for a message behind the message when all along the simple truth of the gospel is right in front of us.

 

 

Our unintelligible universe is so mathematically precise that it simply adds up that such a non-entity couldn’t have been a Mathematical genius.

 

 

You may say that God is beyond the scope of science but the inferences of the microscope and telescope imply He is near.

 

 

There is essentially no place for indecision with Christ as you are either for Him or against Him. You make the choice, and not choosing is a choice you’ve  already made against Him. #choosewiselygrasshopper.

Matthew 12:30

30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn’t gather with me, scatters.

 

 

Jesus gave it all so that we might have it all and it’s a shame when we are unwilling to share in allowing others to go without.

 

 

A sobering reality begins to set in just moments away from exiting this life and will your last words be recorded as a glorious departure or a dreaded doom?

 

 

I’ve never been a fighter nor do I like confrontation. I’d rather run from it than face it but sometimes certain matters as the gospel are so important that self-preservation becomes an enemy which you have to stand up to and fight against, #chooseyourbattles

 

 

Preaching the gospel is like risking your life by entering a burning house to rescue strangers.

 

 

I’ve told others that I love Jesus more than them and I hope that also includes myself.

 

 

Pascal’s wager is worded for those who would wager on the receiving end of salvation as given eternal life but how about those who are on the giving end of missions as to include eternal rewards rather than having everything burned up, 1 Corinthians 3:11-14.

 

 

It’s hard to fight darkness when you’re in it.

 

 

I wanted to contribute something of significance to my job and so my final contribution will be to help out the budget by handing in my resignation.

 

 

I’ve had people apologize when cussing in my presence and it’s not me they need to say they’re sorry to.

 

 

Lord I know that you know what your doing but I don’t.

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

and your ways are not my ways,” says Yahweh.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways,

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

 

Jesus came to show us the way and He is that way which is the truth and the life, John 14:6.

 

 

I started second guessing myself but I hope I wasn’t second guessing God instead, #faith

 

 

We are a walking people always moving about expending energy but where is it all leading us? Hopefully, it’s in pursuing God’s will and not an endless treadmill of activity leading to nowhere having the appearance of productivity without an eternal destiny.

 

 

Looking at ourselves in the mirror is about self-consciousness in checking that everything is in place and that there is nothing there that shouldn’t be there before we make an appearance and how much more should we examine our hearts and lives before the presence of a holy God? After all God doesn’t care about your face; all He wants is a heart of a worshipper that seeks His face.

 

 

You can only give what you’ve been given.

 

 

When you come into my house even the walls preach the gospel and display the glory of God.

 

 

Have you ever seen one of those pictures where one thing is in focus and everything else is fuzzy and that is like selfishness as we put the most important thing clearly in view which is usually ourselves while everything else around us is blurred out.

 

 

If you’re alive or should I say living in Christ than witnessing should be a part of your spiritual DNA

 

 

Some have lived in allowing life to please themselves while others were pleased to give their life to please others, #jesuschrist

 

 

I have an inspector coming to look over my home to see what’s wrong and that is what God does as He inspects our lives and shows us what needs to be fixed and then He gives us the tools we need to get the job done. #sanctification, #bornagain

 

 

Asking what came first, the chicken or the egg, is like questioning if the cause, God, should precede the effect, the universe.

 

 

Selling a house is like the gospel as there are a lot of lookers and a few who may even consider an offer but in the end there is only one buyer.

 

 

Its seems so arrogant to quote yourself so I have decided to remain anonymous then at least if by chance I say something meaningful then maybe they’ll think that someone important said it and take it to heart.

 

 

Most of us in our jobs pay attention to just enough detail to get by and even if we were to give the much effort towards seeking God then we would recognize His creative work.

Psalm 19:1-4

19 

The heavens declare the glory of God.

The expanse shows his handiwork.

Day after day they pour out speech,

and night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech nor language,

where their voice is not heard.

Their voice has gone out through all the earth,

their words to the end of the world.

 

 

This is just a thought experiment but it seems more usual for someone of a Hindu background to have visions or dreams of their familiar gods than for a Hindu to have an original and foreign experience with Jesus as an open vision apart from any real thought or consideration of Him as something which seems much more authentic than imaginary.

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Sometimes you have to use a worldly talent or image to get people to consider less worldly things, #godssuperlativeacts

 

 

It’s messed up when we protect animal rights but end up supporting abortion as an act of animal control.

 

 

Some will say it’s unloving to oppose another’s belief, but if such opposition is true, then it really serves as an act of love as opposed to hatefully tolerating a harmful falsehood just to make themselves and others more comfortable. #preachthegospel

 

 

A one-way path to God is only intolerant if there are many provable ways to God and to believe the latter while opposing the former is proof of an intolerable attitude towards such exclusivity according to their own admission.

 

 

Sometimes we are so focused on what we are doing that we lose sight of where we are going.

Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Curses spoken against those who are made in God’s image speaks louder than the blessings given to God.

 

Mt. 5:23-24

23 “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

 

1 John 4:19-21

19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.

 

James 3:8-10

But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. 10 Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

 

 

When you get into a relationship with God for all the wrong reasons then what happens when everything seems to go wrong? #signsofabadrelationship

 

 

Quoting the bible doesn’t make it truth when it’s wrongly applied, 2 Timothy 2:15 #contextversuspretext

 

 

You can ask God for whatever you want but He only gives according to His perfect will, James 4:2-4.

 

 

Sometimes people’s spiritual lives are like their yards, overran and a messy.

 

 

How can you influence earth’s culture with heaven if you are so earthly minded?

 

 

Christians have nothing to offer the world if the world only sees the same old worldly stuff. #Jesusmakesadifference, #saltandlight

 

 

Even among God’s covenant people there are competing altars for truth.

 

 

Religious commonality is about a common God creating a common man with some common truths, that’s all, quit trying to oversimplify the matter in thinking all religions are common. #commonsense

 

 

When playing with the grandkids they wear me out with the phrase, “just one more time grandpa”, and yet God desires to spend one more time with us, as He never wearies when we pursue His presence.

 

 

We have a tendency to respect the talents and giftings of strangers rather than those whom we respect.

Mark 6:4-6

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.” He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them. He marveled because of their unbelief.

 

 

I was reading in Haggai how that the Israelites were so busy building their homes that they were negligent in building the Lords temple and for those who are so focused on their life and not God’s kingdom as failing to bring about God’s glory on Earth may only find themselves homeless in Heaven.

 

 

When finding a job it’s all about who you know #thankyoujesus

 

 

Don’t blame the Devil for everyone’s problems when mankind is a rebellious creature and an enemy towards GOD. #youmadeyourselfdoit

James 1:14-15

14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, produces death.

Romans 5:10

10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.

 

 

Sometimes it’s necessary to rehearse a person’s history when they repeat the same sins as haughtily forgetting their past.

 

 

If you cast out the strong man today and then welcome Him back tomorrow then it’s not the Devils fault but the one who opened the door.

 

 

If your spouse doesn’t love God more than you then your marriage will not survive when your love falters.

 

 

The world has only natural tools to fix their problems while Gods workmanship can repair what seems irreparable.

 

 

I thought it was cute when my granddaughter Ella handed me a cup so that we could drink together and it reminds me of what Jesus did when He passed His cup of suffering to His disciples during the Passover meal as a participation in His redemptive death.

 

 

Nothing’s worse than trying to enforce a safety program that’s absolutely right and necessary but no one wants to follow the rules in realizing its saving factor #jesussaves

 

 

A fathers fear is hoping that the little hand he holds now won’t be a fist of defiance one day nor the little lips he kisses a means to speak curses against him. A fathers concern is whether the arms he once picked up will be the same arms to push him away or the little feet that used to rush towards him to someday run away from his presence. The father’s pain is when the discipline of a child is the only thing they remember as forgetting all the benefits of the father’s goodness and love. Sadly, this has been the case for many a parent and how is this any different when we reject a Heavenly Father who lovingly cares for us? #apostate, #prodigal

 

 

I’ve had everything, everything, but the one thing I lack and long for is heaven, just heaven.

 

 

I’d rather live in poverty and give it all than hoard it and lose everything.

Matthew 16:25-26

25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

 

 

It’s sad, but there have only been a few people in my life that really liked me and God is one of them.

 

 

If for no good reason the world hates you it’s because you’re keeping company with Heaven.

 

 

In biblical times certain names were very common so the one thing that identified you was your father’s name. A lot of people would like to call God their Father but claim His name in vain as He will say to them, I never knew you? #who’s your daddy?

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’ 23 Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.’

 

 

How we treat our spouse and others can be a barometer to our relationship with God, 1 John 4:19-21.

 

 

Some people like to use the hard truth like a hammer and chisel to break people while others gently use their hands of clay to form truth in their hearts. One destroys while the other builds up.

1 Corinthians 14:3

 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.

 

 

My granddaughter can’ t really talk yet but she knows enough to shout out the name of Jesus unashamedly in the public square of a supermarket and some may cringe to hear the name spoken through the mouth of babes thou few would shudder to hear the misuse of the Lord’s name in vain. One is proclaiming heavens praise while the other the curses of Hell. #Whatsonyourlips

 

 

If all religions are true then essentially it’s because they are all really false. #Not

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.

 

 

Do you trust people who are lost to come up with a show on finding Jesus?

 

 

Something about Christian fiction as literature just doesn’t seem right.

 

 

Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and it makes me wonder how many other relationships have been sacrificed on the altar over money.

1 Timothy 6:10

 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

 

 

It’s difficult to pray straight when you can’t even think straight. #prayintongues, #holyspiritintercession

 

 

I’ve been chosen to speak the simple gospel simply because I’m a simpleton at heart.

 

 

Atheism is a religion as explaining its origin, life journey, and demise as worshiping Darwin under the authority of its sacred creed of philosophical naturalism #mankindisreligious

 

 

Everybody is an expert on their opinions

 

 

Saw a sign a while back that said, “Chicken fried steaks and blizzards,” God is great. I guess they forgot the part about “God is good let us thank Him for this food.”

 

 

Sometimes we are all just a bunch of shallow how are you’s.

 

 

I think that sometimes our prayers are more about our will being done here on earth in hopes of it being God’s will in heaven.

 

 

As a Christian the world will slap a sign on your back as a target even thou Jesus bore the sins of those haters on His.

 

 

We were worshipping during the live stream at home while the grandkids were playing in the living room and I wanted to tell them to be still and worship. Then the Lord reminded me that we do the same thing when we go through the motions of worship at church when our mind is elsewhere.

 

 

Why, as an afterthought, do we regret ignoring the leading of the Holy Spirit’s forethought? #trustissues

 

 

If you’ve fallen away from God it may be because you never really fell in love with Him to begin with. #infatuation, #sownamongthornsandrockyplaces

 

 

When we become too focused on our physical being then we become weak and malnourished in neglecting our spiritual well being.

 

 

When I unlock my room my granddaughter hears the rattling of my keys and rushes to intercept me as to gain access to my presence and I wonder if we do that with God when the church doors are opened?

 

 

Us being drawn to Christ can sometimes be like Him dragging us along as we dig in our heels and nails. #todayifyouhearhisvoicedonothardenyourheart

 

 

Have you ever had some one just stare at you for no good reason as if you did something wrong? How about those who must have stared upon the innocence of Christ during His trial and crucifixion?

 

 

A lover of truth isn’t infatuated with information about Jesus but desires to be transformed as embracing the Object of truth.

 

 

You know you’re doing something right as a Father when your daughter says I want to marry someone just like my Daddy. What’s a mystery is when a Father does most everything right yet the daughter rebels against Him. We cringe to imagine such disrespect towards our earthly fathers but don’t give it a second thought when it’s Father God.

 

 

I heard something distressing today as a pastor said that if we denied Jesus before men that we’d be denied; then gave an altar call with a show of hands with no one else looking up or around, #what?

 

 

Some people don’t know to handle nice and they’re skeptical in saying it’s just an act but perhaps that’s only because it’s true about themselves.

 

 

We’re experts on other people’s problems but novices when it comes to of our own vices. #logintheeye

 

 

Living with my daughter reminds me that the days when kids were to be seen and not heard is now over #lol

 

 

Is it possible just to have a spring and winter festival on separate days for secular people to celebrate the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus while allowing the rest of us to celebrate our faith uncontested?

 

 

You’re either following yourself, man, or God and two of the three are already lost.

 

 

You know it’s noisy in the house when you have to create noise via a noisemaker just to tune everything else out.

 

 

When it comes to managing peoples souls it really doesn’t fully depend upon us, as the burden of responsibility is on God as we play a minor role, therefore, don’t get all caught up in thinking that you’re doing God a favor.

 

 

Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged is one of the most quoted and misjudged bible verses.

 

 

Redemptively, Christ nailed it.

 

 

I’m not a psychic but I can give you a reading from the Bible.

Acts 3:19

19 “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

 

 

The Internet can be a means of going into all the world to preach the gospel, Mark 16:15-16.

 

 

Looking for job I often get rejection notices that they’ve found a more qualified or suitable candidate for the position and that’s often how the world has viewed Christ’s résumé as a Savior.

 

 

True, the gospel is simple but people aren’t. #apologeticspreevangelism

 

 

Thought I saw someone cupping their hand to pray then suddenly I realized they were trying to light a cigarette #lookscanbedeceiving

 

 

Jesus got-r-done, #itsfinished

 

 

Pantheism just doesn’t pan out in real life.

 

 

If we’re god and don’t know it; then how’s it possible for omniscience to have become absent-minded and unenlightened? #doesntmakesense

 

 

Can’t make truth, truthful, when truth exists beyond ourselves and the truth be told we simply learn and discover it, not create it. #findingjesus

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.

 

 

Help wanted #kingdomharvesters

 

 

The simplest part to the simple gospel is sharing it and the hardest part is opening our mouth.

 

 

Some people are so entitled they entitle themselves all the way to prison.

 

 

People in prison mostly claim to be innocent and their response isn’t much different from those on the outside who are imprisoned in their sin.

Romans 3:23-24

23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; 24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;

 

 

Sadly grandpa may just be a fill-in for boredom

 

 

When your lips are buzzing with heat then you know you’ve had a good crayfish boil but when your heart burns passionately for the ‘Bread of Life’ then you know you’ve been born again.

John 6:27

27 Don’t work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him.”

 

 

My identity has been stolen, as I’ve been crucified with Christ for I no longer live, but Christ lives in me, Galatians 2:20.

 

 

We think that the worst sins deserving of Hell are those perpetrated against other humans but minimize the greatest sin of all in rejecting the God of Heaven.

 

 

To be unconvinced of the biblical diagnosis of sin and its remedy is risking ones life in hopes that it’s not fatal, #pascalswager

Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

If you’re not satisfied with your life then maybe you should forsake your faith of unbelief in Jesus.

 

 

Life is like a bunch of seashells that have been broken up by the waves of adversity but thank God He has a way of taking these shards and making beautiful jewelry from them.

 

 

You’ve heard it said, “Happy Wife, Happy Life” and this reflects a healthy relationship which otherwise could be overshadowed by the dark nature of a bad marriage as a “Happy Wife, Selfish Life”.

 

 

Why should the word model become synonymous with outward beauty?

 

 

When being around grandkids; be quick to hug and slow to make promises. As hopefully they’ll still remember the former thou never forgetting the latter.

 

 

A wrong note and false words are both harsh to the ears and neither edify the soul.

 

 

When does rhyming take precedence over theological correctness when it comes to worship music?

 

 

Why set people up to fail by looking to them for ultimate fulfillment? Only one perfect person can fill the role of the soul, Jesus.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

 

The gospel is simple and we try to complicate it by adding to the equation which subtracts from its simplicity.

 

 

As children become self-conscious that’s when the problem of sin really sits in as selfishness is discovered. Then once they find independence that’s when selfishness takes a bold stand. It’s not until a person becomes born again that this problem is finally laid to rest.

Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.

 

 

Have you ever heard someone say,” don’t make a decision unless you’re in complete agreement”, and still a decision is being made to not make a decision as “no” mysteriously trumps “yes” when its comes to indifferences. #whosaid?

 

 

When going fishing you’ve got to have a plan of attack as most people aren’t interested in just getting their line wet #fishersofmen #preachthegospel

 

 

A life given by God should be reflected in a name that glorifies God. Instead, it’s all about aesthetics.

 

 

When it comes to sexuality we have a tendency to see with our eyes rather than reason with what they’re attached to.

Matthew 5:27-28

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ 28 but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

 

 

In a world that is becoming foreign to God many forget to stop, look, and listen; even thou daily we are at the crossroads of life.

 

 

If you’re honest and live with someone long enough you’ll not only see their faults but you’ll also recognize the same faults within yourself.

 

 

I wish others could get a glimpse of Hell so that they’d at least be willing to look towards Heaven.

 

 

I love small churches that have a big heart.

 

 

It becomes possible to drive home the gospel once you get someone past the roadblock of God’s holiness and their sinfulness.
It’s good to soak in God’s presence after being sore from the world but then it’s time to get up and do it all over again.

 

 

In the new covenant, the fullest measure and revelation of both justice and mercy are perfectly joined and embodied in the person and work of Christ.

 

 

One time sleeping with the enemy is one time too many.

James 4:7

Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

 

It’s a shame when we shut out the precious gifts of the Holy Spirit to say, “we’ve got this”

 

 

A society fueled by the world is really running on fumes thinking they have a full tank.

 

 

Some could only hope for the waters to be astir so as to be healed and if you’re not in a church where the water is constantly stirring then you need to find another pool to hang out at. #poolofbethesda

 

 

Jesus paid it forward and it’s finished; therefore you can’t pay for it again, Galatians 3:13-14 #christisallsufficient

 

 

A haunted house that mimics Hell is only a thrill because, unlike Hell, it’s not for real. #hellhouse

 

 

At worship tonight it was like a bunch of small kids playing and having fun before the Father. #whatsinyourservice

Matthew 8:2-4

Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the middle of them, and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

 

A good night at church is a God night

 

 

The gentiles are defamed for serving a Jewish messiah who died and rose from the dead while others revere a dead and false messiah who never made it out of the grave thou they believed he would.

 

 

If God exists and created everything then other miracle stories are just trivial for consideration.

 

 

Emotions are so strong that they’ll hold your thinking hostage. #bindthestrongman, #sonsetfreeisfreeindeed

 

 

It’s such a strange thing when a gentile has to explain to a Jewish person about their Messiah, Deuteronomy 32:21, Isaiah 65:1 #awkwardlybackwards

 

 

Some accept the idea of a theophany as God mysteriously revealing Himself in a cloud or a fire. He can even be referred to anthropomorphically or take an angelic form but when it comes to the divine incarnation of Christ then suddenly it becomes unacceptable.

John 1:14
14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

 

Jesus asked his disciples if they could at least pray for an hour and now days it would seem more like having a minute to spare.

 

 

Most people don’t read a safety data sheet in taking the opinion that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Yet we realize that such ignorance is really not bliss; nor is neglecting the instructions and warnings of the Bible in how we handle our life.

 

 

You may have heard that according to certain polls that only a low percentage of born-again Christians have a biblical worldview and I’m thinking are they really born again.

John 8:31
31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.

 

 

Thou God is a simple and singular explanation to the origins of the universe this doesn’t mean that such accreditation is a valid example of a causal oversimplification.

 

 

Let the gospel have a chance to be heard as with a yes, no, or a maybe but God forbid that no one would dare speak a word as denying others such a crucial reply.

 

 

Some want to die in their sleep and I just hope they don’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

 

 

Some may regard God’s laws as suggestions and others may go as far to consider them as life principles but to call them commandments is unconscionable at least until their violated.

 

 

Some people treat life like a GPS as they get so use to following others directions that they can’t even think for themselves and all I can say is that these devices can sometimes get you lost or misdirected. #recalculating

 

 

Peter was impulsively willing to kill or defend Jesus but when Peter was threatened he chose to deny the One whom He was defending, Mathew 10:16-39, Matthew 16:24-26

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

 

 

In being a Christian you must consider the cost as some may have no problem in finishing second place to God but many would rather quit a race than to finish last to others.

Mark 9:35
35 He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.”

 

 

The master jeweler has a way of showcasing believers with the light of the gospel as displaying them as diamonds that are contrasted against the dark background of the world which makes them pop in a culture that is full of dull looking rocks.

 

 

God has a way of taking the thunder out of His sons as rolling back the clouds to shine and reveal His love through them, 1 John.

 

 

No one really knows what the forbidden fruit of the garden was but God clearly identifies what sort of tree they used to hide their nakedness. Perhaps when eating their conscious was so suddenly stricken that they desperately groped to find the first thing to cover themselves and maybe the tree that had provided them such illumination also was a means of trying to hide themselves from the almighty omniscient God who sought them out. I guess the fig doesn’t fall too far from the humanity tree.

 

 

You can have it all and still have nothing.

 

 

I thought I heard someone at the store say they had Jesus and I replied to myself I do too just before realizing they were talking about cheeses.

 

 

The Devil only tells you the truth when it supports his lies.

 

 

When considering that ‘The Bread of Life’ fed the masses twice; it would seem unlikely that the disciples would make up an embarrassing report on how Jesus rebuked them for squabbling over their forgetfulness to bring the bread, Matthew 16:5-12.

 

 

If you’ve shocked someone by telling them you’re a Christian and they state, “I didn’t know”, then perhaps you should examine yourself to see if you’re really in the faith before Christ says, “I never knew you”, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Matthew 7:21-23.

 

 

It’s out of tune with the Holy Spirit when a church splits over the music program.

 

 

Never let anybody determine your value; that’s Gods determination.

 

 

Dorothy followed the yellow brick road to find the emerald city but Jesus said to take the narrow road that leads to life within the celestial city, #skippingonstreetsofgold.

 

 

A good deal is a God deal.

 

 

The agnostic shrugs off the responsibility to shoulder their burden of proof on how they do not or cannot know God, Romans 1:18-32, 2:14-16.

 

 

Sometimes God tries to get our attention by saying, “can you hear me now?”

 

 

As a child I was born in sin and my teenage years confirmed it while my twenties were a result of it so that by the time I was 30 I began realizing it so that when I reached 40 I began to deal with it leading to my 50’s as a time of reflecting on it. Only God knows what the other stages of my life will bring but in the meanwhile I’m reassured that Christ died for it, once and for all, so that in the final stage “it” will be completely swallowed up in victory, 1 Corinthians 15:50-57.

 

 

We are so busy with the temporal world that we have so little time for the eternal kingdom of God.

 

 

If you’re praying to get your way, confusing it for God’s will, then perhaps you’ve prayed amiss, James 4:3 #nameitandclaimit #blabitandgrabit

 

 

The Devil will interrogate you by asking the same questions over and over again in hopes of finding an inconsistency to your testimony by which to accuse you, Revelation 12:10.

 

 

If your faith isn’t livable then it’s simply unbelievable, Mathew 11:28-30.

 

 

Our hands are the primary parts of our sinful dysfunctional body and it’s no wonder God attached fingers to them so that we could recount the Ten Commandments as grasping hold of our moral responsibility.

 

 

Many spend much of their temporal life worrying about others judging them and less time concerning themselves with the verdict of the Eternal Judge, #guiltyorinnocent.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming. #matthew25

 

 

Better to save you now than save you latter.

 

 

To hijack fasting as just a health benefit steals you away from its higher purpose as a spiritual discipline.
If you’re annoyed when adults act like kids in a worship service then remember, “for such is the Kingdom of God”, #growup
Eloping with Jesus doesn’t require a church, pastor or an altar call.

 

 

Heaven’s calling; and no matter where I live or move I just don’t feel at home in this world, #alien

 

 

Jesus said we’d always have the poor among us and so why tip the waitress more than honoring the Bread of Life? #tithe

 

 

God says to false religion, “Let my people go.”

 

 

Boundaries can be beneficial when handling other people but why would we impose them on an all-loving God?

 

 

If Jesus could walk through walls in His resurrection body; then removing the stone was for our benefit, not His, so that we could know that He was truly risen. #heisrisenindeed

 

 

Throwing money at it doesn’t solve your problems; just look at Jesus, #30piecesofsilver

 

 

Got freedom?

John 8:36

If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

 

 

Wise men seek the one who was born king of the Jews while others sought to crucify Him over this title.

 

 

Sometimes you have to shuck a lot of oysters to find that one pearl, #gospel

 

 

Some people use agnosticism as a means to wash their hands of responsibility.

 

 

We have no problem in understanding that if someone were diagnosed with a disease that it wouldn’t matter where in the world the sickness originated from as to classify and treat its symptoms. I propose that the same it true in identifying sin and its salvific cure of Jesus who died to redeem all people at all times and places. Thus to state that having a sense of right and wrong or good and evil is just a social or personal construct underestimates the universality of morality and its application of needing the Great Physician.

Mark 2:17

17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

 

 

It’s seems as if the curse of Adams thorny sin was firmly planted on the Savior’s brow, #crownofthorns

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions.
He was crushed for our iniquities.
The punishment that brought our peace was on him;
and by his wounds we are healed.

 

 

We move from location to location but one day we will all arrive at our final destination.

 

 

The gospel message prepares the way of salvation as guiding others towards its final destination of repentance and faith.

 

 

What does it mean to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind? It’s likened unto the insatiable passion of our bodies which vitally crave the life-sustaining elements of warmth, food, drink, and air, #livingwater #breadoflife #airwebreathe

 

 

Faith is trusting in something or someone who can only do for us what we can’t do for ourselves and this is something we take for granted every day with all sorts of things that we don’t fully understand, #trustjesus

 

 

When God said it’s not good for man to be alone He wasn’t referring to dogs and cats or same-sex beings for companionship.

 

 

The greatest epiphany in my life was the sudden realization that God was real.

 

 

The stench of this worldly system smells like hell.
Some people are repulsed in dropping the “f” bomb but done care to blast away at Jesus or God. #godsnameinvain

 

 

Have you ever wondered why people curse by invoking the name of Jesus over other so-called gods.

 

 

There are always Judases who don’t understand the extravagant passion of giving everything and all to Jesus but see it as a waste when it’s not all about them as to what they can get rather than give.
Just think about it. What sin is so pleasurable that you’d enjoy watching Christ suffer for it?

 

 

You can follow a 12 step program along with a lifetime of therapy and support groups or simply take one step towards Jesus #shortcut
A church that’s not hungry for Jesus is weak, malnourished, and starving.

 

 

A church not seeking freedom is in bondage.
The greatest depiction of an altar is the cross of Christ, #altarcall

 

 

My wife said God created me to be something and I told her that He made her to be something else, #lol

 

 

When you have to tell or remind a so-called Christian to be loving and nice. Maybe they’re just taking the Lord’s name in vain through false association, as they will be known by their love for one another, John 13:35.

 

 

Being salt and light doesn’t mean pouring it in others wounds and blinding them with it.

 

 

We spend 99 percent of our time worrying about the 1 percent of things that actually happen and hopefully you’ll spend more than 1 percent of your time thinking about the consequence of a 100 percent mortality rate, #puttingoffjesus

 

 

Some just speak just to hear themselves talk and I wonder if that’s what prayer has become to some of us at times.

 

 

The world will give you Hell over mentioning damnation.
When Jesus asks up to take up the cross and follow; some act as if He never carried His.

 

We use people and things to fill the emptiness in our heart yet it can’t fill the space that was created only to be filled and occupied by God.
Suppressing the truth is when our emotions subjugate our thinking to becoming sophisticatedly irrational.

Romans 1:18-19

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them.

 

 

Entitlement demands God’s blessing without blessing God.

 

 

Many live their lives without God on earth while expecting to live with Him in heaven. #whatonearthareyouthinking

 

 

The reason why I use short quotes is because people don’t have time for articles and polemics with any sort of deep thinking about metaphysical questions. They’d rather crowd themselves by processing superficial images and sound bites of worthless information rather than make room for a moment of transcendence in considering the quintessential aspects of life.

 

 

The fame of being chosen isn’t about taking pride in one’s exclusivity but rather it all about the Chooser receiving the glory.

 

 

In respect to where I’m living maybe someone just couldn’t spell Pentecostal right so they just named it Pensacola.

 

 

It becomes a fool’s paradise in trying to make Heaven on Earth without God.

 

 

It took 30 pieces of silver to obtain Christ’s thoughts so that they could give Him their two cents worth.

 

 

Living in bondage as a Christian is like trying to lock yourself in a prison that has no bars.

John 8:36

36 If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

 

Luke 4:18-19

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to heal the broken hearted,[a]
to proclaim release to the captives,
recovering of sight to the blind,
to deliver those who are crushed,
19  and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

 

 

Respectfully, one of the stupidest things I’ve heard is that it’s ok to be angry with God and some go as far to brag about it in their testimony.

 

Some people are as beautiful as a Blue Jay but have a bad temperament to match.
There are those who are called to follow Jesus and yet some of them will end up betraying Him #judas #oncesavednotalwayssaved
Suicide is trying to comfort yourself in the most worldly way as taking matters into your own hands in telling God you have not done enough nor will you ever so I place my faith and fate into my own ability to end it all because you’re unwilling or can’t help out, “Oh pitiful God you are.” #deadwrong
You can put off fearing God now but it will only cause you to fear Him latter.

 

The most unholy thought is that your righteousness comes down to trusting in the tripartite god of me, myself, and I. #youarenotgod

 

 

If only I could see you or hear your voice I’d believe. –Empiricist Confession

 

Acts 28:27

For this people’s heart has grown callous.
Their ears are dull of hearing.
Their eyes they have closed.
Lest they should see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and would turn again,
and I would heal them.

 

 

Apart from looking in the mirror, we aren’t very reflective as examining our lives.

 

 

Why, is a way of protesting authority and especially that of God who has all the answers just not the ones some want to hear.

 

 

Many seek other’s approval except when it comes to God.

 

 

Sin is just like a person who denies their personal stench which is obvious to everyone else.

 

 

When the bushes are rustling we know that something or someone is in them even if we can’t see them and the same is true of God.

 

 

A nobody is a somebody in Gods kingdom.

 

 

I love reciting scripture I just don’t like quoting chapter and verse.

 

 

When Jesus calls some treat it like a case of tinnitus as just an irritating ringing or buzzing in the ear.

 

 

Make-believe is pretending that God is not here.

 

 

An epiphany occurs in that sudden moment when you realize the world can’t fill the emptiness of your soul and the only viable option is God.

 

 

The only good work that can save you is believing in Jesus, John 6:29.

 

 

When rejecting Jesus you have a right to be wrong.

 

 

Having a surface level knowledge of the Bible isn’t enough to troubleshoot life.

 

 

Being educated and wealthy doesn’t make a person smarter or better its just makes them think they are.

 

 

Some people have lost control of their lives to electronic controllers.

 

 

We first learn to speak with our emotions and then words. Perhaps that’s why our emotions are the first thing to betray us when we speak, #liedetector

 

 

Honestly I’m not very good at many things but one thing I hope to excel at is my passion for Jesus.

 

 

Lost but found.

 

 

Those who hate God now will only prove to hate themselves latter, #selfcondemned

 

 

Death is always a winning lottery.

 

 

Judge not; is one of the most misjudged scripture verses.

 

 

Can’t earn your way to heaven; that’s religion, can’t buy your way to heaven; that’s rock n roll, but being gifted with heaven; that’s Jesus.

 

 

The sepulcher stone was not removed to let Jesus out but rather to let us in.

 

 

Religion builds walls but Jesus tears them down, Ephesians 2:14.

 

 

Being born again isn’t about a better version of our old self. Rather, it’s a whole new life and identity.

 

 

Unfortunately, reflection is one of those rare moments that could abruptly change the course of our lives but we are often too preoccupied with the busyness of life to consider deeper, more meaningful, things.

 

 

Being born again isn’t about a vote for Jesus or sacramental rites rather it’s the Holy Spirit coming to dwell within you.

 

 

If you’re living like the world and proclaim Jesus; then remember, that even the demons confessed Jesus as the Son of God in knowing the truth of who He is.

 

 

Accepting Jesus isn’t like playing horseshoes as getting close doesn’t give you any points.

 

 

If Christianity hasn’t changed your life then it’s not Christianity.

 

 

When some pray in Jesus name they use Gods name in vain #sonsofsceva

 

 

If you’re marrying for looks it will be the most expensive artwork you’ll ever own of which may even be lost or stolen.

 

 

How dare we tell of the miraculous powers of Christ and expect others to believe what took place two thousand years ago when we don’t even believe in His miraculous powers for today.

 

 

Your love for God is reflected by how you love others, 1 John 4.

 

 

Having your mind renewed is like having a major software upgrade.

 

 

If evil exists then God must also exist as creating a standard of good-by which we can judge when such good is absent.

 

 

We create a false ceiling when we look under the canopy of God’s heaven to see just enough above our heads to consider even higher things. #outofthisworld

 

 

It’s a shame when the world is more spiritually discerning of righteousness than the sons of light are of darkness.

 

 

There are several corollaries between Moses and Jesus but one of the most striking is they were both threatened to be stoned by their brethren. Numbers 14, John 8, 10.

Deuteronomy 18:15

15 Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet from among you, of your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him.

 

 

It’s difficult to shut another’s mouth in that the jaw is one of the most powerful muscles in the body. However, I am reminded that a day will come when the Almighty will shut the mouth of all mockers as judgment reveals everything that has been spoken against Him.

 

 

Water plowing: Driving in Pensacola on a rainy day.

 

 

Ironically, we put in windows only to install blinds or curtains to control our exposure to the outside. Things haven’t changed much from the garden as we use coverings in an attempt to hide ourselves from others especially as shading the window of our soul in keeping God out.

 

 

I’ve heard it said that if you can make god bleed then people will cease to believe in him. Really, what planet are they living on? #crucifixionofchrist

 

 

The faith I have in humanity is that we are a sinning people who need faith in a person who is able to save us from this disease.

 

 

God is the orchestrator; as it’s His show and production. Therefore, if you don’t play accordingly you will lose your chair or worse yet get kicked out.

 

 

Keeping God’s perfect law is like driving all your life without breaking any road rules. #impossible

 

 

Humanity is like a prisoner claiming their innocence when they’re guilty.

 

 

Nothing worse than a church that is beautifully orchestrated by the Holy Spirit only to be interrupted by our own programs and agenda as the service becomes off-key.

 

 

Is our going in and out of the world’s threshold more worn than the entryway to our prayer room?

 

 

We have enough of our own trouble to concern ourselves with God’s problems.

 

 

When crying out for God to assist other people don’t be surprised if He whispers back for your help.

 

 

We are called to be salt and light not to pour in the wound or to blind but neither to be neutralized and dusky.

 

 

Jesus writing in the sand is a prelude to judgment.

 

 

To say that there is a mathematical order to the universe implies a master Mathematician as it all adds up when math goes from random abstract numbers to calculations of genius proportions and accuracy. Just try convincing your math teacher that you accidentally got a perfect paper without doing anything. #notintelligent

 

 

Because you are made in the image of God; be careful to not even call yourself a fool.

 

 

Hoarding: Holding onto all of your filthy sin.

 

 

There’s a scripture for that.

 

 

Slander will hold the door shut so that truth won’t be allowed to enter.

 

 

The activity of prayer alone is not sacred; rather, it’s the object of your prayer that is.

 

 

There may be some astonishment in heaven when you realize who actually made it and then again others might be surprised to know that you made it too. #graceofgod

 

 

Often we don’t realize the hurricanous plight of human tragedy until it hits us.

 

 

What’s true for you is not true for me is a category mistake of confusing preferences and tastes to the veracity of truth and reality.

 

 

When saying that’s my truth; you must remember that you don’t make truth; you can only discover it.

 

 

Overstatement: Oh my goodness!

 

 

Spiritual erosion takes place as being bombarded by the waves of worldliness.

 

 

A life of entitlement is like a little kid having access to all the candy at the check out counter. #spoiled brat

 

 

The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and how dare we play the role of another comforter in excusing it.

 

 

There are several corollaries between Moses and Jesus but one of the most striking is they were both threatened to be stoned by their brethren. Numbers 14, John 8, 10.

Deuteronomy 18:15

15 Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet from among you, of your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him.

 

 

Christians have seen the spiritual genocide of Christianity in Europe which should cause American believers to cry out in prayer as “never again”.

 

 

Is the instant gratification of the flesh worth an eternity as exchanging our inheritance for a bowl of pottage? #Esau

 

 

Every moment you live you’re only a second away from eternity.

 

 

You’ll have an eternity to think about your decisions of spending every moment of your life apart from God.

 

 

You’ll have a maddening eternity of thoughts on how you continually rejected God when His arms of love had constantly reached out to embrace you.

 

 

Never seek advice from an overly critical person.

 

 

Please pre-pray before seeking service.

 

 

Self-love is tolerating others only because we want to be tolerated.

 

 

Love can appear to be virtuous when motives are not.

 

 

The devil knows your presence as he says through others, “you’re not from around here, are you?”

 

 

God never damned anyone that didn’t first damn themselves.

 

 

Insanity is expecting unbelievers to behave like believers and believers to act like unbelievers.

 

 

The biggest trials in my life didn’t come through my enemies but by my family and perhaps they’ve felt the same way about me.

 

 

Whatever is right for you may also be right for me but that doesn’t necessarily make it right with God.

 

 

Are we to choose a designer messiah or a biblical one?

 

 

Some will lust for earthly riches while treating the wealth of heaven as rubbish.

 

 

Where some Christians fall into the trap of accepting other religious worldviews is when they see other people of faith acting as they do and then struggle with the idea that these people are eternally lost. What they forget is that salvation isn’t based on the favorable acts of our common humanity but solely on the person of Jesus Christ who is the Savior of the world.

 

 

I’ve watched shooting stars burn out but when the Morning Star finally appears His glory will outshine all other lights for all eternity.
Woe to me if I only thought that I had been given a little and returned it accordingly only to find out that I was given much for which I failed to give back.

 

 

I’m only one of many voices who have declared the glory of God.

 

 

Your greatest possession is what possesses you. I can only hope that it’s God.

 

 

Sometimes when asking God to remove a mountain of a problem His will is for us to surmount it.

 

 

The Book of Life is our passport to heaven.

 

 

We want absolute knowledge of God before making a decision about Him and if that were the case with other matters in life then we wouldn’t be able to decide anything.

 

 

Rebellion against God is really about competing for His title.

 

 

If the Devil is laughing at your joke then don’t get the idea that Jesus considers it funny.

 

 

You will never understand the heights of Gods grace until you understand the depth of your sin and a Jesus who waded through the quagmire of your life to pull you out of the muck.

 

 

The ludicracy of apostasy is the prodigal returning to his godless lifestyle only to expect different results.
Jesus’ return, wait for it.

 

 

Some would rather wet the tires of the church than kick them.

 

You may object that you can’t hear Gods voice when the only station you’re tuned into is the world’s broadcast.

 

Cross.threaded: Trying to force your works onto God whose work of grace was according to the cross.

 

 

Overachiever: Someone who thinks they can make heaven on their own.

 

 

Conspiracy theorists are fascinated with famous people who have possibly faked their deaths and hope to hell this also includes Christ.

 

 

Many people have a fascination with evil spirits; it’s the Holy Spirit that spooks them, John 3:19-20.

 

 

The gospel is antidotal to the poison of sin of which naturalism has no cure.

 

 

Some have trust issues with God because they don’t understand even though they think they do. #misunderstood

 

 

Sin Crash: Indulging the cravings of the flesh and then realizing that the appetite of the soul will never be truly satisfied or fulfilled.

 

 

My biggest struggle in life are other people, including myself.

 

 

The devil knows the plans he has for you; plans to steal, kill, and destroy.

 

You know you live in the city when the welcome committee is your nagging neighbors.

 

 

If God is absolutely perfect in His nature then what makes you think that He’ll allow your imperfection into Heaven according to your own merit. Righteousness must therefore come a different way as relational and positional in seeing us through the perfect image of His Son.

 

 

Postmodern art/philosophy is as creative and meaningful as the splatter in the toilet bowl.

 

 

You’ll always lose an argument when the other person believes they’re always right.

 

A bad meal at a restaurant is like a bad church experience in never feeding there again.

 

 

I don’t understand people who demand a quiet worship service at church but are content in blaring the TV.

 

 

Some people think church is all about them as designing it according to their needs.

 

 

You can hear the thunder of God but some demand a greater sign as  to be stricken by lightning.

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